NVIDIA had announced its next-generation Ampere GPU architecture with the Ampere A100. Based on the 7nm process, the Ampere architecture will power NVIDIA’s first PCIe 4.0 card. Now we have an idea of exactly how fast the Ampere A100 is, as the GPU was recently benchmarked.
The benchmark comes thanks to Jules Urbach, the CEO of OTOY, the company that makes the Octane Render software. They put the A100 accelerator to the test on OctaneBench, their own benchmarking software. The GPU took the top spot. Take a look:
A record breaking week🚀
(*standard Linux OB4 benchmark, RTX off, recompiled for CUDA11, ref. 980=102 OB) pic.twitter.com/WlpG7ZUq2R
— Jules Urbach (@JulesUrbach) July 23, 2020
The CPU scored 446 points in OctaneBench, taking the top spot. In comparison, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU scores 302 points, while the Quadro RTX 8000 scored 328 points. The benchmark was carried out with RTX off, which means that there is still more performance one could churn out from the Ampere A100.
It looks like the Ampere architecture will lead to some solid performers in NVIDIA’s coming generation of GPUs, as we have seen before in other news. Are you excited yet? Talk to us in the comments, down below!